Saturday, February 16, 2013

Pre-op appointment: Check

My mom took these pictures on Tuesday when we were on our way to Seattle. The first one is the one that bothers me the most and I know it shouldn't because it's how I actually look....but still. Makes me more and more excited to see my post-op profile.

I had my pre-op appointment on Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. and it lasted about an hour. When I had talked to them about the records appointment they had told me to expect to be there for an hour not three! In the end it all worked out though. I was able to talk to my surgeon and he was really cool and answered all my questions. I hadn't seen him since my consultation in July of 2010 and him being so cool reaffirmed that I made the right decision to have him do my surgery and not the the jerk of a surgeon at UCSF.

I did find out that I will not be able to have my dental implants put in during my surgery, but he will be able to do the bone grafts doing the surgery and then after 6 months I will be able to get my dental implants. As long as I'm able to get my dental implants in the end I'll be happy. When we were going over the surgery plan we talked about doing my upper jaw. Technically it's not necessary for me to have my upper jaw done, but since my surgeon was able to get both jaws approved by my insurance, why not?! He is going to take a few millimeters from my upper jaw so that when I smile I won't show much gum. My surgeon pointed out that my upper jaw is a little crooked, that will be fixed with the surgery. He will also be moving my lower jaw forward about ten millimeters.

I have two more weeks to go from Monday and I am finally starting to buy my supplies for after my surgery. I know time will start to fly by even faster. I can't wait!! 

1 comment:

  1. Wow time is ticking huh. I can't believe I had my surgery last week and its over wow.cant wait to see the new you.why do you have to have bone graft ouch?